Thomas Isaac

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care
    Thomas Isaac
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:305-11. 2009
  2. pmc The relationship between patients' perception of care and measures of hospital quality and safety
    Thomas Isaac
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1024-40. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1627-32. 2009
  4. pmc Factors associated with pain among ambulatory patients with cancer with advanced disease at a comprehensive cancer center
    Sherri O Stuver
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Oncol Pract 8:e17-23. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:571-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1465-73. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Electronic drug interaction alerts in ambulatory care: the value and acceptance of high-value alerts in US medical practices as assessed by an expert clinical panel
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Drug Saf 34:587-93. 2011
  8. doi request reprint How do black-serving hospitals perform on patient safety indicators? Implications for national public reporting and pay-for-performance
    Dan P Ly
    Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Med Care 48:1133-7. 2010
  9. pmc Are patient safety indicators related to widely used measures of hospital quality?
    Thomas Isaac
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1373-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Transforming healthcare: a safety imperative
    L Leape
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:424-8. 2009

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Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care
    Thomas Isaac
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:305-11. 2009
    ..Electronic prescribing systems with decision support may improve patient safety in ambulatory care by offering drug allergy and drug interaction alerts. However, preliminary studies show that clinicians override most of these alerts...
  2. pmc The relationship between patients' perception of care and measures of hospital quality and safety
    Thomas Isaac
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1024-40. 2010
    ..We used data from the Hospital Quality Alliance to assess technical performance in medical and surgical processes of care and calculated Patient Safety Indicators to measure medical and surgical complication rates...
  3. doi request reprint Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1627-32. 2009
    ..We undertook a study of respondents' satisfaction with e-prescribing systems, their perceptions of alerts, and their perceptions of behavior changes resulting from alerts...
  4. pmc Factors associated with pain among ambulatory patients with cancer with advanced disease at a comprehensive cancer center
    Sherri O Stuver
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Oncol Pract 8:e17-23. 2012
    ..To better understand the burden of pain among patients with advanced cancer, we examined the prevalence of pain reported during office and treatment visits...
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:571-8. 2009
    ..We sought to understand the reasons for adoption and use of e-prescribing, as well as clinicians' complaints about and perceived benefits of drug allergy and interaction alerts...
  6. doi request reprint An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1465-73. 2009
    ..Because ambulatory care clinicians override as many as 91% of drug interaction alerts, the potential benefit of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) with decision support is uncertain...
  7. doi request reprint Electronic drug interaction alerts in ambulatory care: the value and acceptance of high-value alerts in US medical practices as assessed by an expert clinical panel
    Saul N Weingart
    Center for Patient Safety, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Drug Saf 34:587-93. 2011
    ..Computerized physician order entry systems are known to improve patient safety in acute-care hospitals. However, as clinicians frequently override drug interaction and allergy alerts, their value in ambulatory care remains uncertain...
  8. doi request reprint How do black-serving hospitals perform on patient safety indicators? Implications for national public reporting and pay-for-performance
    Dan P Ly
    Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Med Care 48:1133-7. 2010
    ..There is increasing policy interest in public reporting and tying financial incentives to metrics of patient safety. How black-serving hospitals fare on these measures will have important implications for disparities in care...
  9. pmc Are patient safety indicators related to widely used measures of hospital quality?
    Thomas Isaac
    VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1373-8. 2008
    ..It is unknown whether PSIs are related to standard quality metrics...
  10. doi request reprint Transforming healthcare: a safety imperative
    L Leape
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:424-8. 2009
    ..In future roundtable sessions, the Institute will further elaborate on the meaning of each concept, identify the challenges to implementation, and issue recommendations for policy makers, organizations, and healthcare professionals...
  11. pmc Incidence of severe pain in newly diagnosed ambulatory patients with stage IV cancer
    Thomas Isaac
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain Res Manag 17:347-52. 2012
    ..Pain is common among cancer patients...
  12. doi request reprint Systematically seeking clinicians' insights to identify new safety measures for intensive care units and general surgery services
    Robert S Rogers
    James J Mongan, M D, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:359-64. 2010
    ..This process produced safety measures with inherent credibility with clinicians on the front lines of care...
  13. doi request reprint Use of UpToDate and outcomes in US hospitals
    Thomas Isaac
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Hosp Med 7:85-90. 2012
    ..Computerized clinical knowledge mana-gement systems hold enormous potential for improving quality and efficiency. However, their impact on clinical practice is not well known...